Polygamy Report Angers ‘The Bachelorette’s’ Jef Holm

by | October 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM | RealityTV, The Bachelorette

Jef Holm, Emily Maynard on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)


As if the relationship between “Bachelorette” couple Jef Holm and Emily Maynard wasn’t already covered with controversy and rumors, now comes a new claim involving the couple.

In Touch reports that Holm’s grandfather had 11 wives and that “many of his relatives — including aunts and uncles — are still followers of the FLDS Church, a sect of Mormonism that still practices polygamy.”

The article also states that Jef’s uncle Rodney Holm was convicted of bigamy in 2003 and his grandfather Carl Holm helped establish the FLDS Church after the LDS ended the practice of polygamy.

In fact, Jef’s father Monte has 63 brothers and sisters, and a family member tells the magazine, “Monte is one of 15 kids from the same mom, with a total of 64 brothers and sisters from the same dad.”

Jef took to Twitter with an angry reaction to the article, writing “Now they’re going after my family? My family DOES NOT, has HAS NEVER had any affiliation with polygamy. Ever. Mormons = 1?? & 1??. ?? = ??”